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Hortonville, Indiana: Big Hippo (Gone)

A large, open-mouthed hippo draws attention to a sign that appears to express frustration.

On the south side of Hwy 38 about 150 or so yards west of US Hwy 31. Set back from the road in a field. Private property - visible from street.
May 2013: Reported gone.

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Big Hippo with Something to Say

Hippo has been sold and moved due to new highway interchange construction and death of owner.

[Sauterphoto, 05/24/2013]

For Crying Out Loud Hippo.

Large Hippopotamus

There is a large hippopotamus, trailed by two wheel-like objects, with a sign along the entire length that says, "For Crying Out Loud." On private property.

[Alan Culley, 07/04/2012]

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